CDNs are great, but they aren't necessary for every website. Instructor Carrie Dils explains what a CDN is, what types of sites benefit from a CDN, and what type of content a CDN serves. What if your web host already has a CDN, but you want to use your own? Carrie shows you how to proceed. A CDN is just one part of a larger strategy for optimizing your website for speed, and Carrie explains some other parts to consider. Carrie walks you through how to choose a CDN provider and reviews key features of several popular CDN providers. Once you’ve chosen a CDN provider, you’ll need to enable, configure, and integrate the CDN. Carrie shows you how to navigate that process successfully, including how to speed test your site.
Skill Level Advanced
- [Carrie] Is your WordPress site gaining in popularity and you want your site to load faster for visitors? A CDN, or content delivery network, can do just that. It can also help handle traffic spikes and even improve your search engine rankings. I'm going to introduce you to how CDNs work and how you can leverage a CDN for better site optimization and to create a better experience for your website visitors. Howdy. I'm Carrie Dils. And I've been building websites for over 20 years and working with WordPress for the past eight. If you want to start speeding up your site, I'd love for you to join me in my LinkedIn Learning course on using a CDM with WordPress. If you're ready to go, saddle up your horse and let's hit the trail.